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Saturday, December 19, 2009


I'm glad you got to paddle the Sante Fe and see the beautiful springs.

Some of our other favorites (for clear blue water) are Silver River State Park, in Ocala, Fl and the Weeki Wachee River near Spring Hill, Fl.

Great blog! I love blogs with pictures!

Wonderful pictures they make me think we should have wintered in Florida instead of Yuma.:>)

What an absolutely gorgeous part of Florida you have shared with me and it is now on my list on "must dos"... I also love seeing wood storks as they represent the wild to me ... they are threatened here in Texas...

Ahhhh = thanks for the pictures of the Santa Fe and Ginnie Springs in northern Florida. Jim's been going there since the early 80s and I went scuba diving with him there in 95. Quite an experience. The gin-clear water gives you the feeling like your floating in air. The springs and rivers are my favorite things about Florida.

We did the Weeki Wachee back in 2006 where we had our first manatee encounter. :)


And we should be close enough to Silver River to get that in this winter. :)

I see you are using the original shorter seats. We have this same boat and used the 'fancy' seats and were so high up we flipped ourselves right out. Of course it was our first time kayaking, so.....

One question - how are you taking a camera with you without risking complete destruction by submersion?

We just try to make sure we don't flip. :)

We keep the cameras in dry bags to keep water off of them when we aren't shooting. When we are shooting, we just make sure the water is calm, we have no rapids coming up, no snags, etc.

On one trip, we failed to check out a rapid before running it and we did flip when we got pinned against a boulder. My dry bag wasn't sealed well enough and I drowned a camera. We don't get overconfident anymore. :)

Memories, When I was diving I made several trips to Ginnie Springs and dove the devils eye to the devils ear as well, Looking back and realize how dumb I was then.

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